Orange Mountain. Acrylic on Claybord. 17.8 x 12.8 cm. Source image is a photo taken by a colleague whilst trekking near Annapurna, Nepal. He unzipped his tent one day and this was the view he was greeted with.
This is the first painting i’ve made in a long time using acrylics. Working from my home studio, I was keen to find an alternative to oil paints so I could avoid using solvents. This painting was made using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics.
This was also my first time painting on Ampersand’s ‘Claybord’ surface. A hardboard covered with Kaolin clay, it presents an ultra-smooth surface to work on. I was extremely impressed with this surface – it holds the paint really well and the ease with which you can simply wipe off mistakes or changes, even months after painting, is fantastic. Will definitely be painting more on this in future.
Painting available for sale or prints from Saatchi Art or Bluethumb.
A painting of contrasts, this one. Large areas of flat colour interspersed with niggly details such as the water in the lower third, which i’m actually really enjoying painting. The water in the waterfall itself needs a lot of work; not happy with it at all. Good colours overall, though.
Sketch for new painting. Working title Waterfall or Waterfall Boys. Copic marker on bleedproof paper.
For the past 10 months, I have been working on this painting, Big Mountain. Since starting the painting in July 2017 I had the idea that I would post photo updates of its progress, hence the multitude of progress photo posts below this one. I had no idea when starting it that it would take this long and that there would be so many!
The painting measures 121.5 x 92 cm and was painted using Art Spectrum oils on 10oz canvas, mounted on an aluminium stretcher. It depicts K2, second highest mountain in the world, located in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan.
The painting is for sale and all enquiries should be made via my contact page. Alternatively, prints are available via Saatchiart.com here.